Show 249 | Carmel, IN

Recorded: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, where you'll hear a 15-year-old cellist perform one of Chopin’s teenage compositions and an 11-year-old violinist play a piece by Hungarian composer Jenö Hubay. Also, an 18-year-old guitarist performs “Andaluza” by Enrique Granados and shares a powerful story about his life and world view.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Nathan Meltzer, 11, from Bloomington, IN performs Hejre Kati, Scènes de la csárda, No. 4, Op. 32 by Jenö Hubay

Guitarist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Tyler Rhodes, 18, from Austin, TX performs Spanish Dance No.5, "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados
Cellist Sydney Lee, 15, from Oakland, NJ performs Introduction & Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin

Quartet Tzigane (violinist Graydon Tope, 15, from Minneapolis, MN; violist Sloane Wesloh, 15, from Stillwater, MN; cellist Parker Tope,13, from Minneapolis, MN; and pianist Evren Ozel,13, from Minneapolis, MN) performs IV. Allegro Molto from Piano Quartet in D minor by William Walton
Pianist Evelyn Mo, 13, from Oak Hill, VA performs L’isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy

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